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Jan 25, 2010 11:00pm EST
not be manufacturing the way we are. that is about the only thing made in america still are . the number one thing may be that these are a bunch of stupid young kids remember when issue was to legalize marijuana. it is now legal in california and new jersey. you can now get in 1 ounce a month if you have cancer or aids. the drugs are not all horrible. most of the horrible drugs are manufactured by are pharmaceutical companies and people abuse them. guest: the drug issue is very complicated. it is supply and demand for it is one that neither the europeans or the americans or latin americans have been able to come to grips with are the drugs are having a big effect in latin america. this was not true 20 years ago. we will not resolve this overnight. we need to focus on the issue now that the mexican society is bleeding very badly. united states needs to be concerned about that. secretary of state clinton said this last year. host: a dealer is asking if cuba got an earthquake like haiti, would we be there to rebuild a communist regime? guest: that is an issue of helping out a country that has terrible pr
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2010 11:00pm EST
as america's capital of antisemitism. jews were discriminated for everything, houses, public accommodation, even service clubs and automobile clubs. the rest of america was not much better. that is one of the reasons why a record of america with an administration beloved by jews raised only a feeble voice against the holocaust. that was then. now, of course, the twin cities are among the most enlightened communities of america, the place where they have had several jewish senators, several black officials, a flourishing of the community. it has transformed itself as america has been transformed. and i want to ask the question, what happened? how did that happen? we do not have time to get into many of the reasons but the most significant was the powerful tide of the civil rights revolution. it simply knocked down a closed society of my youth, knocking down the walls of the segregation and discrimination, opening the doors of equal opportunity to blacks and jews and all but -- and ultimately to women and to gaze and to people with disabilities. martin luther king jr. was not the first or on
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Jan 27, 2010 11:00pm EST
that our progress was inevitable that america was always destined to succeed. but when the union was turned back at bull run and the allies first landed at omaha beach victory was very much in doubt. when the market crashed on black tuesday and civil rights marches were beaten on bloody sunday, the future was anything but certain. these were the times that tested the courage of our convictions and the strength of our union and despite all our dwegses and -- divisions you and disagreements, our hesitations and our fears, america prevailed because we chose to move forward as one nation as one people. again we are tested and again we must answer history's call. one year ago i took office amid two wars an economy rocked by a severe recession, a financial system on the verge of collapse and a government deeply in debt. experts from across the political spectrum warned that if we did not act we might face a second depression. so we acted immediately and aggressively. and one year later the worst of the storm has passed. but the devastation remains. one in 10
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2010 11:00pm EST
or what? [applause] he also told us that our department would be leading the way in changing america's. we're doing just that. it is an inspiration to walk in here every day and work with all of you on the issues that are so important to all americans. it is an inspiration and honor every day to work for secretary salazar and serve the president. thank you mr. secretary for the opportunity to be here with you. [applause] >> thank you, laura. we have had a great 2009 and we are fired up and ready to go for 2010. i am fired up. are you? [applause] come on. [applause] our work truly has just begun. i want to say at the outset that it would not have battled been possible to do the great things we did in 2009 -- it would not have been at all possible to do the greatÑi things we did in 209 without the people in the department of the interior. i said i would not run for the governorship of colorado because i wanted to be with you. [cheers and applause] this department, as the custodian of america's natural resources, as the custodian of america's history, really does so much for the 300 million
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2009 11:00pm EST
interstate commerce and destroying the remnants of fuel culture in america the to transatlantic travel the california gold rush and the growth of the united states into a continental nation, the start of travel across central america and the planting of the seed that was to become the panama canal, the crushing of the notorious philip bussel william walker and his attempt to abscond with the country of nicaragua the discretion of the merrimack and the safeguarding of the union gold shipments both which played a seminal part in winning the civil war, the fabled manipulations of the erie breault road and the birth of modern corporations the consolidation of the great new york real plots into the enormous new york central and hudson river railroad, the growth of new york city into the first city of north america and a major world hub of finance and trade complete with his first grand central station. vanderbilt played a major part in all of these events and more. as stiles writes the commodore's live lets his mark on america's most basic beliefs about equality and opportunity. he started
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2010 11:00pm EST
of the federal reserve do think we be looking at a very different america today. now it was not my choice to become the chairman of the federal reserve. the previous administration nominated ben bernanke. i voted for him and then when i became chairman of the banking committee in january 2007 for the first time, i went to a very frustrating year on that committee. on february 7 of 2007 i had my first hearings on the issue of the mortgage crisis in the country and we had 12 such hearings and that committee of the remaining ten months, almost one every month on this issue. and then i could not get the chairman of the federal reserve to pay as much attention as i thought he should have. at beginning and the latter part of 2007 and going forward, his leadership in my view is absolutely critical to avoid any kind of problem this country has faced. so mr. president, i'll stick for a few more minutes later in this debate, but i think we would make a great error indeed if we were to reject this nomination and not terminate this filibuster, both up and down on this nominee and provide the confiden
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2010 11:00pm EST
have a dream it's going to happen. and i know when the president told america eight different times on television that we're going to have all these negotiations on c-span. i know some day we're going to have all those negotiations on c-span. i have been trying to find out where the negotiations are going on so that we can have some true transparency and just -- and it was a great idea when the president said it. so that people all over the country can see who's negotiating for them and who's negotiating for the pharmaceuticals, who's negotiating for the insurance companies, who's negotiating for the plaintiffs' lawyers and aarp and standing on the side of the retired folks. we work able to see all of that. it would be transparent. the president, when i heard him saying that over and over again on television throughout the presidential campaign, i thought that's not a bad idea, that's a good idea. we'll make this totally transparent. even though i'm a republican, the president had a good idea. we have to give him fault, too. once he got elected, we need him to follow through and the
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 11:00pm EST
of a rural america. i am a republican and the reason i am a republican, we had a president in 1865 you might recall the name abraham lincoln, and that was the only race he won based on ethics, fairness, freedom and equality for everyone. >> host: he would house seat, too but then he lost a number of races. >> caller: well, that's the only one he did win though, was the presidency. he ran for other races. but brown has really impressed me. he came out of virtually nowhere and he has calluses on his hands where he works. and driving the pickup truck mr. obama said anybody can buy a truck. go to the troy, sir on and point it is 50%. high school graduation, less than 50%. we need america taken back. ms. coakley, you were talking to the lady -- she made the statement these are the kind people the would vote for him that shot at wal-mart. does that lead not realize wal-mart employs more people in the united states of america than anybody except for the federal government and the only difference between the federal government and wal-mart is wal-mart makes a profit? >> host: charles, thanks f the c
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2010 11:00pm EST
a healthcare plan as much as they want a healthy america plan. i think we'd like to encourage the incentives in the tax code and reforms in the systemç to encourage people to live healthier lives and like you've seen a number of corporations around the country that have begun to tie their premiums to employees based on have you hit your goal weight? i have a goal weight this year? did you quit smoking? have you been exercising on a regular basis and that lowers your premium. your creating an insensitive foç personal wellness butçw3 you'r talking about the current systems that don't invest in the things that encourageçw3 healt liveq sng çfá we would be able to cost save money for. a mere respiratory therapist work in a nursing home to help prevent pnemonia. the millions of dollars that would save medicare because the nurses are busy doing nursing things. >> preventative medicine issue is powerful and i'd love to hear more and maybe get you to pencil and paper. let me say to you that what your hearing someone struggling within the current medicare system that for some of you that ha
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2010 11:00pm EST
but on the planet is something we have to live with but we make anything in america any more? and why is it so hard to pass a health care bill that guarantees americans healthy lives instead of guaranteeing insurance companies healthy profits. as i traveled from city to city i heard a sense of resignation from middle class americans. people laid off for the first time in their lives asking what do i do wrong. i came away shaken by the sense that the very things that make america great are now in danger. what makes us unique among the nations is this. in america working people are the middle class. we build our middle class and the 20th century through hard work, struggle and visionary political leadership. but a generation of destructive driven economic policies has eroded that progress and now threatens our very identity as a nation. today on every coast and in between, working women and working men are fighting to join the middle class and project and rebuilt. we crave political leadership ready to fight for the kind of america that we want to leave our children, and against whom the forces of gr
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2010 11:00pm EST
say. >> yes? >> again, from vice of america, president obama when he delivered the speak about the strategy -- youth strategy in afghanistan. he said that youth had the partnership with pakistan and we will not leave alone our partners. many afghan analyst, or some of them at least, they fear that after 18 months the situation of '90s when the soviet soviet union left, to be left alone to its neighbors. what do you think about that? >> i think if you look at what the president said at west pointe and how he and his advisers have qualified that since, mid 2011 is not the point at which 140,000 nato soldiers magically disappear from afghanistan and start coming home. it's the point at which we aspire that we will begin what i think will be a very slow, very small drawdown. here i think marc and i disagree. i don't think the politics of this in the united states are going to force this administration to draw down substantially before 2012. one thing i think is certain, we certainly will not have achieved lasting security change, if that's the case. what i do think is this, i think
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 11:00pm EST
association represents 10% of the dodgerdocs practicing in america and it is on the hard left. there is no study that i am aware of -- and i tried to read them all -- that shows a positive benefit of the active ingredient being inhaled vs taken through a pill. i would be happy to take the copies and look at them. [applause] i do not think we ought to incarcerate pot smokers. i never espoused that. but i don't think we ought to decline the standards to where we just go on and degrade. if you look at what happens to our young people with marijuana, look at the studies -- what happens to them? it leads to other drug addictions. >> [unintelligible] >> the da has a political point. -- the dea has a political point. Ñiyour point of view on this has to do with whether or not you are a pot smoker. [applause] Ñinext question. >>ñr i am a student here. i am an unapologetic conservative. i love everything you have to say. you articulate -- >> you are better than my wife. [laughter] >> you articulate freedom so well, but what i just reduce say is disturbing. i look at my personal freed
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2010 11:00pm EST
planned to make almost 3 million cars and trucks here in north america in the next three months - up 69% from the first three months of 2009. we also passed a recovery act to pull our economy back from the brink. there has been a misunderstanding about the recovery act. if you ask the average person, if they would say it was the bank bailout. let me just be clear here. the recovery act -- tax cuts for working families and 7 different tax cuts for small businesses so they can start up, and grow, and hire. unemployment insurance. we made cobra cheaper. we gave aid to states to help them through these tough times. we made the largest investment in infrastructure since the done. storm has passed. but families like yours and communities like elyria are still reeling from the devastation left in its wake. folks have seen jobs you thought would last forever disappear. they can do things that cannot be shipped off to china comic as they are so attuned to their customers' needs. they have 77 employees. now they have 44. they want to start hiring back. it is going to take a little time. they are
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 11:00pm EST
brought the of protection that it's going to keep us from making america a safer, our military seaver and avoiding these kinds of tragedies and i'm not clear we are at that point today with the publication of this amex. >> may i make one very quick observation? in order for the american people to understand this part of the process we had five teams and one of the team still with the issues as prescribed in the terms of reference and secretary west indicated three the look up the gaps, the weaknesses, the application here. so that it is clear we thought through the longer term process the person that headed the effort to was a four-star general from the united states army, and it is not just coincidence that he has already been given the task by the secretary of the army. we recommended the secretary of defense refer the findings we have in hand to the secretary of the army and the secretary of the armenian to the same officer to proceed with the case in order to speed the process and a rapidly come to a judgment of accountability. >> thank the gentleman. mr. jones. >> thank you very
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 11:00pm EST
-- we lost someone very dear to massachusetts and america. senator kennedy was a tireless worker and servant. he is a force like no other in this state. the first call i made was to his wife. i told her that his name will always demand the attention and respect by the people of massachusetts. i told her that we feel the same about her. there is no replacing a man like that. tonight i honor his memory and i pledge to be the very best and try to be a worthy successor to the late senator kennedy. i said at the very beginning when i said down at the dinner table with my family that when or lose we would win -- run a race that will make all or -- that win or lose, we would run a race that would make us proud. we ran a clean, up the campaign. i would not trade that for anything. when i first started running, i asked for a lot of help. i knew it was going to be knee against the machine -- me against the machine. i was wrong. it was all of us against the machine. tonight we have shown everybody now that you are the machine. i am glad that my mom and dad, brothers and sisters, and so many
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2010 11:00pm EST
for every working family in america was an incentive to move to cleaner and greener technology. raising taxes in the middle of the worst recession in the name of climate change and moving us to new technology is a prescription the american people are rejecting. republicans have a better solution. we will be discussing it with the present tomorrow. >> do you think there could be bipartisan legislation on that? >> i would expect that there could be. it has always been a delicate issue in terms of what type of technology in we should export around the world. we have to recognize if other parts of the world had similar technology, we should not be denying them the chance to sell the. it is an issue that is a starkly been worked out in a bipartisan way. -- that has historically been worked out of a bipartisan way. >> which of the trade agreements do you think should be brought up first? that is assuming you will have to do them one at a time. >> there is an ongoing debate as to which agreement should go first. if you go back and look at the time frame and when these were signed, and the fact
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2010 11:00pm EST
this distinguished group a panel. every one of them is such a singular leader in america and were so proud to have them here. you got copies of their resumes. i'm not going to go through introducing anybody by personal background. because i think that would be done again this afternoon. but let me just take t opportunity to save a sincere thank you. please everybody sit down in a sincere thank you to admiral mullen, to admiral ann rondeau into the secretaries john warner here at csis for being here. evan thomas is a fabulous author and has captured the spirit of these times and probably the most gripping of ways. we've asked them to take the leader. adam, can i turn it over to you? >> event. david, wonderful speech. shouts the question, when do leaders, simply military leaders and the civilian control system disagree, dissent, challenge higher authority? i want to ask that of each of the group and let me first-ever to admiral mullen. would arleigh burke survive today? [laughter] >> i guess in the way david captures them so well he would figure out a way to do it. given those that he routinely chal
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2010 11:00pm EST
and of the united states of america. i further swear that i am not the holder of any office of trust. under the government of the united states, any other state or any foreign state, which i am prohibited from holding. by the laws of the state of georgia, and that i am not the holder of any unaccounted for public money do this state or any political subdivision or authority thereof. i further swear that i will the pull in support the ethics code of the city of the land of. i further swissair that i have been a resident of the city of atlanta for the time required by the constitution laws of this state and the charter and ordinances of the city of the atlanta. i further swissair that i am otherwise qualified to hold set office according to the constitution, the laws of georgia and ordinances of the city of atlanta. so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. [applause] [applause] [applause] >> i love you back. [applause] >> well, to the members of the judiciary, to my council on the atlanta city council, to my colleagues come to my friend and the leader of council, president ceasa
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2010 11:00pm EST
appreciate paul including me in this esteemed panel and new america hosting the focus of the article i wrote for the package was really to -- the purpose was to take a step back and say what is the historical legal international context within which questions about u.s. obligations or the possibilities of u.s. action to immediate agent orange take place? are there bases for the obligations either legal, moral or political or even just possible leverages, points of leverage with the u.s. could be brought to address these questions and the answer unfortunately is no there are not very many. but in the article i try to explain a little bit about how if you were nevertheless to as a policymaker try to construct a way to push the u.s. toward greater responsibility or recognition of its need to act how would you do that? so the first thing to keep in mind is when you talk about the environmental consequences of the war there are two broad categories. one is -- and they are somewhat artificial the first one is the consequences of the actual war fighting, so you explode a bomb, you shoot guns, legal
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 11:00pm EST
that the people of these united states of america of going to call upon in order to respond to the people of haiti. . us to offer all americans the opportunity to conduct on their 2009 taxes in a contribution they make to this effort by the 28th of february, will go a long way toward innocenting the kind of behavior -- incenting the kind of behavior we think is very, very important. i want to thank the sponsors of this legislation. thank the -- all of those who will be voting for it today. it is one way that we can say to the people of this nation that americans are not just sympathize with them, but we empathize as well. thank you, madam speaker. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. herger: madam speaker, i yield whatever time he may consume, our whip, member of the ways and means committee, the gentleman from virginia, mr. cantor. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. cantor: thank you, the speak. -- the speaker. i am pleased to rise this afternoon in strong support of this important relief legislation f
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 11:00pm EST
to haiti not only to reiterate to the haitian people that america stands with them in profound ways [unintelligible] she talked with the president. she told him about our support. i am just very proud that even know what we have done is not perfect, it can never be. each day get a little better. today we pulled out a 70-year- old woman. those stories go on and on and on. we will remain in the leadership. we will keep this on our agenda for many years to come. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. we will not open for questions and answers. -- now open for questions and answers. in additions to members on the committee, we have several members on the appropriations committee. congressman jesse jackson is meeting with usaid administrator. one of the question should be directed to him so he can tell you about it. >> talk about the role that u.s. troops are playing in haiti. more are coming by the day. the can down the trail, what role they play in haiti? >> i want to add my accolades to the chairwoman and a cross- section of members you see here. this is a microcosm of every sin
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2010 12:00am EST
benefitted the united states from meds and even that we benefit to all of south america. you shouldn't do that. for 60 years haiti was under embargo and i say if you want to know how haiti got support, go look at its beginnings. i am not going to assault the leadership of haiti also that his been predatory. i have been fighting against them since i can remember. but, a new day is coming to haiti and it began back in 2006 with the election of the president to one with about 51% of the vote and to turn around to the 49% that were not with him, that were his opponents and from the 49% he got some good ministers for his cabinet and form a unity government. were it not for that, the food riots of 2008 would have seen the government topple. were it not for that, the problems with the four hurricanes in three months would have also toppled. haiti has reached political stability. i was not part of president raval's cadre of france. he called a mutual friend in new york and he said i want you to call your ambassador friends, and i saw this spirit of unity that gave us independence because that is
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 11:00pm EST
had no knowledge of the discussion between britain and america on that. so far as i recall the only discussion i had on a particular section of the dossier on nuclear timelines was because in one of the draft i genuinely did not understand what they were saying. because there appeared to be suggesting that saddam hussein could get a nuclear weapon more quickly the sanctions in place then with sanctions removed. and when it transpired was that they were not making clear in the earlier draft was the question of legality. so that is -- and another point on this if i may, when this issue was raised at the hutton inquiry mr. ding amends the council hc took me through the issue in some detail and pointed out the institute of strategic studies certainly got a record get a nuclear weapon in nine months. now if we were in the sexing up business i think we would've been impressed by that. if that was going on in the intelligence level, i have no idea. but in terms of my role and relationship to dossier i've nothing to do with it whatsoever. >> on the 17th of december he sent a minute to scarl
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2010 11:00pm EST
for every single person in america. what that means is an 11% increase on everyone at minimum to pay for this bill. we can't afford it. we shouldn't do it. health care in massachusetts is going up rapidly and will let the government level as well. >> mr. brown, you ought to follow. >> we have insurance here in massachusetts. we have some of the best doctors, nurses, hospitals in the country. that's why people actually come here. not only is this bill going to be bad for our state. my job is to be the senator from massachusetts. i'm not going to be really subsidizing. what we have been doing for the next, but a number, three, four, five years. we will be subsidizing what other states have failed to do. >> do you agree with that, ms. coakley? >> i don't. i spoke to a woman on the campaign trail was husband is out of work. she doesn't have health care, she is to children with pre-existing injuries, very rare that even the doctors of massachusetts can't address and even though they refer to her to specialists the insurance company won't pay for it. the system is broken. massachusetts wil
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2010 11:00pm EST
of the background. but i expect it's going to be a cross section of america coming together to express their frustrations, but also their aspiration that leadership will do one thing and one thing. that's listen to them. listen to them. and that's something that i've tried to emphasize in my book right now is listen. my mother used to tell me as a little boy, first thing you have to do is shut up and listen to people. when i ran for office, with my good friend, we took the time to listen to people. that's what these folks are going to be gathering, ultimately going to want to hear and want to see. whether or not leadership is going to listen to them. i think it's going to be exciting. >> host: baltimore, gary on the republican line. you are on with with michael steele. >> caller: good morning, mr. steele. i want to take a moment to thank you for the work that you are doing. there are a lot of republicans that have been in the fence and we really appreciate the work that you are doing and your the direction. all of the effort and elephant. my question is this, in the next round of elect
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 11:00pm EST
that there is a very high sensitivity talk about the foot soldiers of america and yemen. what do you really need from washington? >> go ahead, sir. >> well, i think the sensitivity is not only in the yemen. they believe that should be taken on themselves and not american soldiers. and i think this is from the right policy if you look at the experience from the past. what we need is to really build the capabilities of the counterterrorism units, make them more effective, train them, provide them with the equipment, and they will do their job. and this will be the benefit of both of the countries. and less problems and less cost. >> and we agree with that. i mean that is what we're committed to doing. working with the yemeni government, assisting them, providing them the support that they seek to defend their own country to prevent outside forces, inside secessionist, other element that is are threatening the stability and the unity of the government of yemen. and, you know, very well that the huothis attacked saudi arabia back in november. this is a conflict that has ramifications beyond the borders o
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2010 11:00pm EST
our ability to act. if america is seen as a bully to torture in order to gain its own objectives that changes who we are, and who we are has an effect on our ability to act. if others feel that we are no longer committed to our human rights standards that hurts us. i also think the national security deliberation process in the previous administration was futilely distorted by the way in which cheney, in effect, unleashed his own chief aides to ride roughshod over the process to make sure that he achieved the goals he wanted. by the way something donald rumsfeld was doing at the same time. if you look up the process now it is much more rational and much more likely to come to a good resolution. what you say about obama not having as much foreign policy experience as joe biden is right. what obama has though, is a deliver tiff gift, which -- is a deliberative gift. whether or not you agree with it they found out this process as well as they could. host: the chief of staff for vice-president biden said that "jamie was his own --chen cheney was his own office of government." has vice
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2010 11:00pm EST
of my energy and being to make sure that america always takes care of you. thank you. thank you so much for having me here and have some wine. [applause] >> i'm claudia and i any coastie wife. i'm here to thank michelle obama for everything she's done it for coming to the luncheon and having food with us and sharing her support for all military families. and we want to give her a token of our appreciation, that is military chocolate's with each of the flight service emblems included. >> we have to hide this from my staff. [applause] i think i speak for everyone here we are truly awe if you. thank you so much. you are just beautiful. [applause] ♪ ♪ [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] ♪ [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversation
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2010 11:00pm EST
policy i tracked closely even up to two or three days before the summit of the americas jeffrey, ambassador, former ambassador to mexico was essentially delivering, excuse this, richard, the neoconservative line of latin america. there was no evidence they were willing to say to diprete position where obama is coming. when he got the portfolio 180-degree shift in the direction comes of this is interesting you set up one attention challenges you got to be losing terribly to get his attention but when you do get his attention there is a very need almost to actually fundamentally change the dynamics and feel that and when you get this access show the narrative in the stories. >> i judge that adequately responsive to the narcissism question. [laughter] >> this is bald dreyfus with the nation and rolling stone magazine. i want to pick up on throttle. john bolton said a while ago we cannot release of iran at this point from getting a bomb if they want one and regardless whether that is their intention or not aren't we setting ourselves up for a failure to say our goal is to stop this
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2010 11:00pm EST
impact america's security posture in the region and will have to deal with the possibilities, since people such as myself believe if we succeed preventive action cannot be an offense but it has to be a sustained policy after the first action, does the united states then support future actions or does it say never again, that this cannot occur again? all the while dealing with the aftermath of then is really strike and the implications that entail. finally, if this does not come to pass, and iran, diplomacy does not work in israel does not strike then we are going to be focusing a large part of the coming year and afterwards on confidence-building and reassurance among our allies as we try to build a containment regime to deal with nuclear iran. i would raise the question one of the main challenges we will face in confidence building is how to convince the allies that a country that was unable to prevent iran from achieving the outcome we defined as unacceptable, that is acquiring nuclear weapons, will also be able to have the willpower and resolve to deter nuclear iran and we will f
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2010 11:00pm EST
happened to bill clinton after 94 and when the republican contract with america happened and tremendous losses and a look at ronald reagan and what happened to him and 82 again, tremendous losses both of them came back and they won their reelection. president obama remains tremendously personally popular with the american electorate. i think some of his policies are in question without bet but our people willing to end their relationship? their but have to be tremendously convincing and powerful republican personality to come on board. you know bill clinton was that personality who broke in on george h. w. bush back in '92 with quote kuwait's the economy, stupid." so we will see is it possible for someone to say -- to make the argument that republicans have been making in such a galvanizing way that the american electorate turns away from the historic presidency of president obama. >> another question. that we will get to one or two of the phone calls. >> my name is jessica and i durham bart kawlija at sigell massachusetts, and my question i have for you is how do you feel that the curr
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Jan 11, 2010 11:00pm EST
that will get this economy moving again. >> these wages have not risen in america since 1972 so it is not just the last 10 years. we have lost 40 years. we need to get the economy going. the way we do that is cut spending. harding did it in the 1920's and we have not done it since. we continue to spend money on wars and on entitlement plans. these things draw money from the private sector into the public sector and year after year, we see the public sector growing. we see people not getting real wage increases. that is what is going on. until people are willing to cut spending, cut entitlements and stop going to war around the world which is extremely expensive, we are not going to fix this economy. there is no way, shape, or form. we have a number of bureaucracies in government. we have wasteful spending of in government and nobody is holding them accountable. somebody needs to stop the war. somebody needs to pull back the entitlement programs and somebody needs to give the money back to the taxpayer. que>> congressional budget offie is going to take 10 years. we will be subsidizing other sta
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Jan 29, 2010 11:00pm EST
this gathering, and all the great benefits you lay upon america's table, we cannot help but for our brothers and sisterspray -- help but pray for our brothers and sisters around the world. you are ever attended to every human need, and the greatest hunters of the human heart, for you alone are the lord god. for those who hunger for economic and and and security -- and homeland security, grant freedom and trustworthy protections. for those families who are hungry for work and bright promise for their children, bring forth right management of time and talent and perseverance in continued education for the future. renew the nation in faith. remove the veil of cynicism and fear that inhibits your people possibility to be creative and industrious in common endeavors. blessed are president, the members of congress -- a bless our president, the members of congress, and those involved in our legislative branches. may we live in a true balance, be responsible to each other and to those they serve, and most of all to you, almighty god. may your discerning spirits live and move in our relationships, th
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Jan 25, 2010 11:00pm EST
million kids in america who were eligible for either medicaid or schip and or not signed up, and part of the effort that is underway is $100 million national and local outreach program to try and find the already eligible but not enrolls children and we need your help to do that. there are kids right now who are eligible for preventive care, eligible for outreach care, eligible for mental care and they are simply not enrolled in these programs so that effort is one that we are going to take very very seriously and frankly needs to be, the out rege needs to be done at the national and local level. so, we would really appreciate your help with that our reach. two principles are the leading principles of the work that we do in this area. the importance of involving families and the importance of involving young people themselves. now i know the families that you deal with often are challenging. they are not often the ideal that are presented on some tv talk show, but the best evidence that we have says that any intervention that is successful with children is much more effective when fam
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Jan 13, 2010 11:00pm EST
of america and we should have an adult conversation about how terrorism actually works because terrorism is a methodology. i have a book about this that i talk about the methodology, and part of their methodology is to exactly what they are doing. and requires us reacting exactly the way we are reacting to it and if we simply read their methodology it will give a road map to not only will we should do but what we shouldn't do and a lot of what we are doing now is what we shouldn't do. >> i told our panel we would be doing a good job if i had to break up fistfights during the conversation. we started to see early flashes of that some things are going well. as we continue i wanted to draw attention back to the obama administration and may be broadened. we've been talking for early probably already but abroad at. obviously the christmas attempt was in the late r reza event of the past year to really get the arrest of david headley, the fort who'd shooting and the events of iraq, afghanistan, guantanamo and i sure i've missed a few things. but let's continue, again, focusing on the actions o
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Jan 8, 2010 11:00pm EST
, the voice of america. i would like to follow up on the issue of reform. how much does reform depend on the iec or the president's willingness to act upon the recommendations that were made very clear during this last cycle? >> i am from the middle east institute. perhaps we can go beyond the mechanics and process that we have focused on. is this a parliament that is electing what ever it is, to look at the character representation, the effectiveness of the results, the effectiveness of the parliament. there seemed to be basic, larger flaws that are not going to be addressed at all. obviously, one of them is the nontransferable boat -- vote. it caused so much confusion and complexity, certainly. the second is the absence of competing political parties. it has a great deal of effect on the way that people vote. the kinds of consequences that you have involving popularity in particular. and the third is the absence of the census. it would enable us to see the kind of parliament on a district basis. that existed in the elections that took place in 1965-69. it gave a focus on representat
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Jan 13, 2010 11:00pm EST
sachs, j.p. morgan chase, morgan stanley, and bank of america. the commission made up of six democrats and four republicans is required to report to congress by december 53 this year phil angelides chairs the commission and former house ways and means committee bill thompson is the vice chair. >> the meetings of the financial crisis inquiry committee will come to order. there is a quorum present and so we will now proceed with this first of our public hearings. good morning to everyone and thank you for being here. i am honored to welcome you as we start this series of public hearings into the causes of the financial and economic crisis that has gripped this entire country. i thank vice chairman thomas for his extraordinary cooperation and partnership. i applaud the dedication of my fellow commissioners and i am grateful to all of our witness for giving us their testimony and sharing their wisdom. we have been given a critical mission, one that goes far beyond any party or even policy agenda. to conduct a full and fair inquiry into what brought america's financial system to its knees.
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Jan 5, 2010 11:00pm EST
britain, america and the arab states do not support it. could we make sure that the foreign secretary visits this country as soon as possible? >> mr. speaker, three parts. first of all, the london meeting will not be a conference. i do not think what is -- that is what is needed. some 5 billion pounds was pledged at the london conference and 2006. a small portion of that has been ini] part,ç because of concerns about how the money would be spent. there are other issues raised. 40 percent of it has been assigned an 81% allocated -- a small percentage has actually been spent. in terms of his attempt to send me to yemen, i cannot quite promise them that. my hon. friend, the minister of --u! will be on ça wrecky toçn çnext month. the conclusions of the london çmeeting in inappropriate way. >> mr. speaker, may we welcome on behalf of the opposition, the calling of the conference in london on january 28. agreed that yemen as a fragile state, rather than a failed state. it matters to british security. thereo7k are three setsç of questions. on the closure ofçç the embas, is th
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Jan 14, 2010 11:00pm EST
of course they cover all of north america. and if there is something in their files, if studies have been done that might give us a sense of the dimensions of this that we very much appreciate. i would like to give you each the opportunity to tell me if there's anything you know of or anything that you think anyplace we should go to find this information. please tell us now. we'll be asking you as the chairman and others have suggested will be asking you in writing for this material so you'll have a chance to go back to your offices and think about it. if you can dig up anything out it would be helpful. >> well, let me direct the commissioners now as the staff there is a gal report that came out on july 28 to 2009 regarding the characteristics and performance of nonprime mortgages and there's a lot of information i think would be very useful to the commission enclosed in their. it may not cover, however, pay option arms which are categorized as prime mortgages, which are the ones that are now default to them in record numbers. and so, they'll have to find additional studies, but were happ
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Jan 22, 2010 11:00pm EST
] >> thank you. thank you, pro-life america. and thank you, nellie, for organizing this march for life and giving us the opportunity to be here today to address the important subject of euthanasia. and my friends, the sad reality is euthanasia is alive, well and thoroughly making progress here in the united states and abroad. we need your help so that no individual will be starved or dehydrated to death in this country or abroad. it's not acceptable. we will be pro-life. we will be whole life and support the life of the fertilized baby in the womb until natural death. we will support that life and be pro-life. [cheering] our current president, president obama, we need dialogue. when he was a united states senator, he said his worst regret was to save the life of teri schiavo. we will not forget teri schiavo. we will not forget. our jewish brothers and sisters learned the lesson long ago never again, never again. but we must proclaim never again for the teri schiavo's. never again. today when you march by the supreme court and beuchat for the life of the unborn child and their mothers,
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Jan 6, 2010 11:00pm EST
that the right kind of trade agreements are really in america's interest as well. we're going to -- we're going to revisit that and see if we can't be, you know, moving that up the agenda in this coming year. >> secretary clinton, for your ambition and your passion, on this issue in particular, we thank you. join me in thanking her. >> thank you so much. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> in a few moments, state of the state addresses by new york governor david patterson and governor schwarzenegger in california. in an hour, senator chris dodd announces he will not run for re-election. after that, admiral mike mullen on the role of the military. >> a couple of live events to tell you about tomorrow morning. the middle east policy council looks at u.s. policy in afghanistan with a panel that includes peter bergen. that's on c-span2 at 9 thirte eastern. also at 9:30, on c-span3, a rook at imgrigs' impact on the economy. >> the new c-span video library is a digital archive of c-span's programming. it's fast and free,
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